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    Colt Trooper VS S&W Highway Patrolman

    Here I am faced with a decision that hearkens back to 1960-70. I have a chance to buy either of these fine revolvers in 357. I see very little between them but the current madness of Colt prices in Canada. (sorry) The Patrolman is totally stock in 98% condition. The Trooper has a few things I am not sure about. An exposed extractor for one. Did early models have these? I have found a few pictures of Troopers laid out this way. Also it is not wearing target stocks, but the slim round top stocks you'd see on an Official Police. They are worn to age, so may be a choice made by a LEO years ago.

    The Trooper is $1200 US. The Patrolman almost half that. Is just just the market force of "almost a Python"? Fit and finish on both are top notch.

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    Yes, Troopers made until 1969 had an exposed ejector rod. When I was younger, I thought S&W had the better idea, now I like them.

    You don't say what you want them for, but if it's for shooting, go with the S&W for half the money. If it's for collecting, they would need to have their boxes and stuff. As for as future value, that's not why I buy guns, because I'm not smart enough. If the money doesn't matter and you like the Colt better, that's reason enough.

    Is the Colt twice the gun, or even a better gun for general shooting? No.

    Here's a link to Trooper info:

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    I have both an early model Trooper and a late model Highway Patrolman (28-3). I have found that the action on my Trooper seems fragile as opposed to the Smith. As much as I love Colt's, I'd take the Highway Patrolman in a heartbeat.
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    Bob - thanks for your comments and the link. I buy mine to shoot too.
    Cap Hawk - thanks for tgr honest review from the man who has both. Valuable input.
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    Colt Trooper VS S&W Highway Patrolman

    I have multiples of both and if I were choosing I would get the 28. I have the troopers for show and the 28s for go. Don’t get me wrong the 28s are beauties in their own right.
    Here are some of my colts. A little more worn than the 28s.
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    The S&W is built on their N-frame...larger than the Colt...probably stronger as well. Both are excellent revolvers...the Trooper is a really nice piece but not worth double the price.
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    I have/had multiples of both and agree with the above answers if we are talking like condition.
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    Thanks everyone. I have enjoyed the pictures and I think I have my answer.

    In addition, the Colt is a second year with all it's papers and a presentation case, and I'd be hesitant to use it I think.
    I don't need a Safe Queen, and the prices have gone mad up here.

    Guess I'm going to look at an HP this weekend.
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    My own quest for a 4" S&W Highway Patrolman led me to a 3.5" S&W Model 27 - never even considered a Colt, because that grip frame doesn't fit my hand, and I wanted to enjoy shooting it…

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    My S&W model 28 sits in the safe awaiting repair. Its a 4" version, 28-2 in 90% condition. It will lock back in single action in 5 cylinders. The sixth cylinder is the problem. Double action doesn't work & it cannot be cocked into single action. Additionally, sometimes the DA sequence doesn't work on some of the other cylinders.
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